Many Village and Community Centres suffer from poor acoustics.
This style of building i.e.Village Halls, Community Centres, Cricket Pavillions/club houses etc may be used for a wide range of activities other than their original intended use. Common uses maybe, scout clubs, local music gigs, fitness classes, nursery use, pre-natal and health awareness sessions, jumble sales, birthday parties, small weddings and local community meetings etc.
These buildings need to be low maintenance, easy to clean and durable. This leads to the floors being either wooden or vinyl or similar easy to clean surfaces. The walls tend to be either blockwork / brickwork which has normally been painted or plastered. The ceiling surfaces can vary from plasterboard to concrete or metal cladding etc.
Whilst these surfaces are excellent for the functional requirements of easy cleaning, long term durability and low maintenance, these hard surfaces lead to a noise problem. When the hall is being used by people, the sound hits the hard surfaces and 95% to 99% bounces off back into the room. This is fine for sports use such as badminton, table tennis, basketball etc but often creates problems when the space is used for meetings, music recitals or when there are a number of people in a hall, this reflected noise is amplified and makes the hall act as an echo chamber. This means that speach is difficult to decipher as they are lost in the clatter of sound which is reverberating off the hard internal surfaces of the hall.
Many of the Management Committee members and users mistakenly think that there is no solution and carry on suffering from such dangerously high noise levels.
These noise levels can be quantified and a bespoke solution can easily be tailored by using Sound Control Services Ltd expertise and Architectural product range. Our solutions are always affordable.